Winter citrus is in season. That’s right, citrus! For those of us on the east coast contending with ice and snow, citrus equals sunshine. Having had enough of the deep winter chill, I’m happy to support our California farmer friends by bringing home some of their citrusy sunshine and happiness. In fact, let’s eat their sunshine by way of my Meyer Lemon & Raspberry Bars and fill ourselves with the anticipation of summer!
The lovely, organic beetroot. Better known as just “beets.” You can eat them raw, juice them or roast them whole. However you prefer them, they are a powerhouse of nutrition and antioxidants. My family loves them grated and formed into burgers. We serve them with a side of kale chips and top them with a dollop of sriracha dressing on hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls. These Beet Burgers with Kale Chips are super filling and bursting with flavor!
Dark chocolate? Red wine? Cupcakes? Yes, yes and yes!
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about what to make. Then it happened. Oh, yes it did… Dark chocolate & red wine cupcakes!
The simplest ingredients, make for the tastiest meals! My Oven Baked Ribs in Plum Sauce is a no-fail, fool-proof, recipe. These ribs are sticky, sweet, savory, and succulent. Baked low and slow, they are melt-in-your-mouth tender.
It’s January. In New Jersey. That means most of our local farms have closed for the winter and the ones that remain open have only few precious produce to choose from, like eggs, potatoes, onions, winter squash and if we’re lucky maybe some leftover winter apples. I’ll need to take a trip to Whole Foods to partake in the gorgeous winter citrus fruit that folks on the other side of the country are enjoying! In the meantime, I will happily make do. In fact, one of my favorite winter ingredients is the onion. So versatile! If a recipe calls for caramelized onions, I’m all in. So today I want to share a Caramelized Onion & Olive Appetizer recipe. This is a great crowd-pleaser, too! So make a double batch and include it as part of your Super Bowl Sunday party menu.
Last night we endured a fierce wind and ice storm. As I write, intermittent hail pangs against the windows. The whipping wind continues to be a force, leaving remnants of broken branches strewn across the yard and road. Since school was closed, the kids and I resigned ourselves to staying in our pajamas all day. Truth be told, I enjoy this kind of weather when we are all snug and cozy at home. Cold and dreary days inspire me in the kitchen to make warm aromas that evoke comfort – and I savor when we are able to eat long and slow without the constraints of time bearing down on us. So, today I want to share my cozy winter Chicken in White Wine with Dijon & Capers recipe.